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- Cancer patients might be more susceptible to COVID-19 infection.
- With a higher incidence of acute complications, severe disease and higher mortality rates.
- Identifying factors contributing to severe disease remains essential to avoid the risk of severe and often fatal COVID-19 exposure.
- We report on the predisposing factors for severe COVID-19 and increased hospitalization burden in cancer patients at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) in Philadelphia.
medical oncology, COVID-19, smoking, cancer
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology
Gomaa, Sameh; Wilde, MD, Lindsay; Rakiewicz, Tara; and Wen, Kuang-Yi, "Smoking and Other Determinants of COVID Severity Among Cancer Patients" (2022). Department of Medical Oncology Posters. 15.